Thursday, June 5, 2008

Delicious resource

I just received an e-mail yesterday from Epicurious announcing their new wedding resource page, and it is such a find!

Epicurious is always my go-to when I need a good recipe; they have about fifty gazillion in their data base, and they're all compiled from such excellent sources as Gourmet and Bon Appetite. Now they have a great wedding section with recipes, wine advice, entertaining ideas, and even help with registering for everything you need for a first kitchen. They also have specific sections of engagement parties, bridal showers, and even edible party favors. And of course, it's all illustrated with beautiful pictures.

I think this lavender and peach bellini sounds summery and heavenly...(and has already made me break my rule about posting recipes I haven't tried). What a perfect signature cocktail.

Lavender and Peach Bellini

1 part peach puree
2 parts Prosecco or another sparkling wine
1 pinch of edible, nontoxic, dried or fresh lavender

1. Place the puree in the bottom of a champagne glass.
2. Carefully pour in the sparkling wine.
3. Don't stir, but use a spoon to pull the puree up along the sides of the glass, so that you won't lose the bubbles.
4. Decorate with the lavender.

Tip! If you are having a hard time finding peach puree, you can also use high quality peach juice or another fruit puree. A classic Bellini has peach liquor as a top layer.

Reprinted on Epicurious from Perfect Parties
Skyhorse Publishing , © October 2007

PS--Did I mention that on Noah's first birthday I decided it was time for me to get rid of the last seven pounds of him that he forgot to take with him when he was born? Perhaps the reason for the food obsession here this week...


rebekah said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Julie @ Belle Maison said...

my girlfriend just told me about epicurious - i can't wait to check out their site! the lavender and peach bellini sounds magnificent! i'd like one right about now...

Alexa Johnson said...

Rebekah--hope you can use it! I love epicurious.
And Jules, do check it out! I REALLy love that so many people review each recipe and make suggestions. It's so helpful!